If Hong Kong wants to convince foreign governments to preserve its special status, it must hold onto its core strengths. Photo: Roy Issa If Hong Kong wants to convince foreign governments to preserve its special status, it must hold onto its core strengths. Photo: Roy Issa
If Hong Kong wants to convince foreign governments to preserve its special status, it must hold onto its core strengths. Photo: Roy Issa
Janet Pau
Opinion

Opinion

Janet Pau

Hong Kong can retain its special status with the US if it cultivates its differences from mainland China

  • Janet Pau says as the trade war and a US report raise questions about how Hong Kong will be treated, it must strengthen its role as a guardian of global norms
  • It is imperative to safeguard and enhance Hong Kong’s rule of law, intellectual property protections, financial market expertise and academic freedom

If Hong Kong wants to convince foreign governments to preserve its special status, it must hold onto its core strengths. Photo: Roy Issa If Hong Kong wants to convince foreign governments to preserve its special status, it must hold onto its core strengths. Photo: Roy Issa
If Hong Kong wants to convince foreign governments to preserve its special status, it must hold onto its core strengths. Photo: Roy Issa
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Janet Pau

Janet Pau

Janet Pau is programme director of the Asia Business Council. She leads the council’s research and member initiatives on current and emerging issues that affect Asia's business and policy developments. She is co-author, with Mark Clifford, of the book "Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation". Previously, she was manager at A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council in Washington, D.C. She obtained a BA from Yale University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.